Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894-1902.
Folio. Hard Cover. Charles Sprague Sargent’s The Silva of North America, complete in fourteen volumes. With 740 engraved plates, illustrated by Charles Edward Faxon, who worked closely with Sargent in the Arnold Arboretum. Tissue guards present. Sargent devoted himself to his work as the first director of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, as well as “research work on ligneous plants, particularly those composing a part of the North American flora. These studies resulted most notably in The Silva of North America (1891-1902), fourteen folio volumes with illustrations of every species of tree then known north of Mexico.” (DAB XVI, 355). Printer’s device on the title pages. Minimal foxing to Volume I only; plates overall very crisp and bright. Wear to the edges of the tan boards; paper labels on the spines are bright. Blue publisher’s dustjackets, with paper labels; some dampstaining, surface wear, and chipping to the dustjacket paper labels. Very Good dustjackets, with minor chipping to the top and bottom edges. (DAB XVI, 355).
Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket.